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Harbour Street

An elderly, elegant, woman is found dead on a Metro train in the north east of England. It turns out that she lived in Mardle, the next stop on the line, and that, although reserved, she is well liked in her hometown.

Reviewed on 14 June 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Let It Burn

Alex McKnight, invalided out of the Detroit police and retired to Michigan’s Lakeland, is tipped off that a killer he helped convict is due for release – but McKnight is now having some doubts about the man’s guilt.

Reviewed on 14 June 2014 by John Cleal


Her mother has run off to Spain with a bloke, leaving 15-year-old Chantelle to look after her younger brother and keep the debt collectors at bay. But her brother is in with a gang and Chantelle is on over her head and sinking fast

Reviewed on 14 June 2014 by Linda Wilson


Student of anatomy Patrick Fort is a young man with a mission – to find out what happens when people die. His Asperger’s Syndrome means he will pursue that to extremes – and those extremes will lead him to a possible murder.

Reviewed on 14 June 2014 by John Cleal


Nick Stone’s past has come back to haunt him, and he has to find out who wants him dead and also protect his family

Reviewed on 14 June 2014 by Fiona Spence

The Dark Heart of Florence

The murders of Senator Enrico Costanza and his butler seem to be the perfect crime.  But Chief Superintendent Michele Ferarra sees links to previous murders in the city and the shady Black Rose international crime organisation.

Reviewed on 14 June 2014 by Sylvia Wilson

The First Rule of Survival

Three boys are abducted and seven years later the bodies of two are found showing signs of serial abuse. Colonel DeVries is determined to find those responsible.

Reviewed on 14 June 2014 by Chris Roberts

The Last Winter of Dani Lancing

Student Dani Lancing was brutally raped and murdered. Twenty years on, her death is still affecting the lives of her parents and the man who had loved her since childhood.

Reviewed on 14 June 2014 by John Cleal

The Murder Bag

Maverick cop Max Wolfe has been shunted sideways – and must find out who is picking off former public schoolboys one by one

Reviewed on 14 June 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

The Stone Boy

Retired headmistress Elsa Preau suspects a neighbour’s child is being abused and one way or another, she is determined to put a stop to it.

Reviewed on 14 June 2014 by Chris Roberts

The Strangler Vine

In 1837 Calcutta, Ensign Avery is sent upcountry with a disreputable recluse to discover the whereabouts of a famed writer.

Reviewed on 14 June 2014 by Chris Roberts

Lonely Graves

Pieter Posthumus’s job is to trace the families of people who have died in Amsterdam. He gets caught up in the death of a young Moroccan immigrant and a suspected terror plot.

Reviewed on 13 June 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

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